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Jonny Swan's Half Tonner Harmony from Howth YC was the overall winner of Cork Week's in-harbour race using North Sails
North Sails Ireland was to the fore at Volvo Cork Week with NS Ireland–powered boats claiming victories and podium positions across most of the IRC and one-design classes. Nigel Young, Maurice "Prof" O'Connell and Shane Hughes from the North Sails Ireland…
Short races at the North Sails training camp in Newport, Rhode Island
After a week of intense training with Japanese teams in Newport, Rhode Island, culminating with the New York Yacht Club One Design Regatta, a lot was learned about light air tuning and trimming. Local skipper and North Sails pro Tim…
Sigma 33 Rajah flying their 3Di NorDac Upwind Sails
North Sails Ireland-powered Sigma 33's had weekend success at their recent UK & Irish Championships hosted by the Royal St. George YC on Dublin Bay. Seven out of the top 10 boats had North Sails in their inventory including the…
Overall Wave Regatta winner Checkmate XV. Skipper Dave Cullen of HYC said 'Our new 3Di RAW main is a thing of beauty and we were flying at the weekend!'
The North Sails Ireland team were at WAVE Regatta in Howth Yacht Club over the weekend supporting their customers on and off the water. North Sails Ireland supplied the event with over 150 premium laminated skipper packs for the competitors.…
In IRC 2, the Kelly family's heavily IRC-optimised J109 "Storm II" from Rush SC won her class with a four-point margin
North Sails Ireland-powered race-boats took three podium places in the just-concluded Scottish Series raced in majestic conditions on the beautiful waters of Loch Fyne. In IRC 2, the Kelly family's heavily IRC-optimised J109 "Storm II" from Rush SC won her…
Powering along – Andrew Algeo steered Juggerknot to East Coast victory on Dublin Bay
Andrew Alego's powerful Juggerknot crew took their first J109 Championship victory on Dublin Bay today as they swept to a two–point win at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Dublin Bay sailor Algeo, of the host club, emerged on top over four…
The J97 "Windjammer" (Denis Power & Lindsay Casey) was first in IRC 2, completing a win in all three IRC classes and the overall ISORA race for North Sails–powered boats
Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell reports that North Sails Ireland powered race boats had a 'stunning' weekend's success on both sides of the Irish Sea. Kip Regatta Firstly, in Kip Regatta in Scotland in the competitive 12 boat RC 35 division Pat…
The J109 sponsorship package will include "North U" style on the water support, video analysis and de-brief after racing
North Sails Ireland have announced a sponsorship package for the two Irish J109 class events in 2018. The package will cover the J109 East Coast Championships in the Royal Irish Yacht Club on May 19th & 20th and the National…
Chris Power-Smith's J122 "Aurelia" won both overall and IRC 0 in yesterday's ISORA race after an epic upwind battle from Rockabill Island to East Kish buoy against Stephen Tudor's J111 "Sgrech"
In the build up to next month's all–important Round Ireland Race, yesterdays' ISORA race from Dun Laoghaire was an important tune–up. Chris Power–Smith's J122 Aurelia crew showed the depth of their ambition by outwitting some of the ISORA big guns…
Brendan Coghlan's SunFast 3600 "YoYo"
North Sails Ireland are reporting an 'epic' start to the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season with a fine turnout for the third Saturday race in medium southerly winds and a good Dublin Bay chop. The sailmaker recorded the following IRC and…
The first Melges IC37
The first County Wicklow designed Melges IC37 designed by Mark Mills, Afloat.ie's Sailor of the Year in 2009, arrived at New England Boatworks last Monday afternoon, and was out sailing Tuesday afternoon after fitting keel, rudder and rig. Three days…
Monaco was the first event in the Swan One Design Mediterranean League
Shane Hughes from North Sails Ireland is the sailing team manager and a trimmer onboard the Swiss Club Swan 50 ‘Mathilde’. Hughes has been working with the team since the boat arrived new from Nautor in early 2017. The project…
 Frank Whelan's ISORA winning team on "Eleuthera" (black hull to leeward) as a bumper 25–boat ISORA fleet reach out of Dublin Bay on Sunday in the first race of the Viking Marine Coastal Series
The North Sails Ireland team of Nigel Young, Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell and Shane Hughes (scroll down for sailmaker details below) were busy at three sailing events last weekend, each winning races with clients on the Irish Sea, Howth and Kinsale.…
Mike Evans' Half Tonner Big Picture, using North 3DL sails, in action in Howth at a breezy start to the Key Capital Spring Warmer Series
North Sails Ireland sailmakers Shane Hughes and Maurice "Prof" O'Connell were afloat in the coaching RIB at the first day of the Key Capital sponsored Spring Warmer Series in HYC on April 14th. Also in Howth was NS colleague Nigel…
Peter Beamish (right) with the Camira crew at Dun Laoghaire Marina all set for a 3di Sail Trial on Dublin Bay
North Sails Ireland's Maurice "Prof" O'Connell had a chilly evening's test sail on Friday April 13th, unlucky 13th for Prof, as he had no foul weather gear! The occasion was the unveiling of new sails on the Beneteau First 31.7…
Jeremy Elliott fits a new Spirit 76 3Di mainsail for a North Sails Ireland client in Antibes
Kinsale sailor and naval architect Jeremy Elliott is heading up North Sails Design Services giving him a key role in making the latest technology available to the North Technology Group companies and their clients. Based in Gosport, he’s worked on everything…

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